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rising star
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Brooklyn
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i have the red patent gizehs. sure they aren't the daintiest shoes, but i wanted a padded shoe that was easy to throw on and off when i went shopping. thin sandals just don't cut it for walking around a lot. also, i like the think the patent gives the 'geeky' shoe a lil oomph.

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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: UK
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Just joined the Birkenstocks wearers club last week They are just SO comfy, once you get your feet and them together, you don't want to take them off. Sensational. Best of all is for you gals you have some nice colours and patents to do some matching with too. Personally I only like the guys toe post type (as posted by sissyneck above), but the secret is in the sole. You foot feels so wonderfully supported in all the right places.

Every man (and woman) should have a pair of Birkenstocks for summer.

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Join Date: Feb 2006
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I just bought these for the summer: Madrid Red patent, they're very comfy..

I also have the black patent gizeh, I can walk for hours on those..



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Join Date: Oct 2007
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it's a little bit embarassing to post here since the last post on 2009

I've bought the madrid sandals and now I want to get piazza but should I order narrow one or normal? I have a narrow feet but I dont have any problems with my madrids. what should I do?

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Join Date: Feb 2008
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I would go with narrow! My foot is not narrow but I ordered a narrow in the Madrid style. I love mine! I have them in black leather. I think I'm a total convert and I've never been into Birks before... I've always worn Rainbow or Havaiana flip-flops. Birks feel SO good on the feet!

I want those that you posted bad_seed

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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Europe
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I must say that I've been wearing Birkenstocks for years now (the Ramses model), and nothing comes even close to the comfort they offer.
They don't look as heavy/clunky on men as on women in my opinion. But still, it's a case of comfort above style. A price I'm willing to pay in this case.

The Arizona model is extremely popular with bloggers right now. I think we have Phoebe Philo and her furckenstocks from a few seasons ago to thank for that.

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Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Paris/Tokyo
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I've never worn Birks but I do like the Gizehs in gold or patent red, they'd be good for running errands in the summer...

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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: N.Y.C.
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i just see all of the girls walking around in them through brooklyn and I just eyeroll. I remember when people would make fun of the kids who had them because they were such an ugly shoe. I like them in black but I can't say i'd ever pay for them.

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Join Date: Jun 2003
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^you can thank the hipster "common core" craze for this i think. in a year those same people will likely go back to thinking they're ugly again.

i have to admit i love wearing my felt basel clogs in the colder months. the sandals were never my cuppa.

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Join Date: May 2006
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I want the white Arizonas but still thinking about it -- I read some reviews that they eventually smell?

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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
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These may be incredibly comfortable, but they are terribly not stylish. I don't see any sort of style to these. A simple pair of thong sandals (either flip-flops or some gladiator thong sandals) are even better looking than almost any Birkenstock sandals. I'm sorry... I just don't see the style in these sandals and why these are even loved, besides maybe their comfort.

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